ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ - The Family Support Organization of Essex County (FSOEC) is holding two meetings in April. A 504 Workshop informational meeting will be held on April 21 and a Family Community Forum on April 29. See details below and flyers in the gallery above.

504 Workshop—April 21

A 504 Workshop is being held on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at 60 Evergreen Place, Suite 410, in East Orange, NJ. Call 973-395-1444 or email to register or with questions.

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This workshop will cover the special supports a child with a disability is entitles to so that they can be successful in school. It will cover the protections available to protect them from acts of discrimination and exclusion. The meeting will focus on the right to services and accommodations for students with disabilities and special health/emotional needs who may not be eligible for services under IDEA

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Does your child have a disability but doesn’t qualify for IDEA Special Education (Individuals with Disabilities Act)?
  • Does your child have health challenges…diabetes, asthma, ADD/ADHD, allergies or food allergies?
  • Does your child have a disability but the school said he/she doesn’t meet the IEP criteria?
  • Has your child even been excluded from field trip/extracurricular activities because of “behavior” or health problems?”
  • Is your child struggling in school because he/she needs a little help?
  • Maybe there are accommodations needed at school that relate to your child’s medical/health condition?

Family Community Forum—April 29

The Regional Family Support Planning Council #4 (FRSPCA) is holding a Family Community Forum as part of its collaborative effort to ensure that family voices are heard. It will be held on April 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Bloomfield High School cafeteria, located at 160 Broad Street, Bloomfield.  Call 973-395-1444 x18 or email to register or with questions.

The event will highlight the concerns of Essex County family and self-advocates with disabilities that are served by youth and adult support service systems.